The Pew Research Center has released its 11th annual State of the News Media report. The U.S. research report examines shifting industry trends across a variety of areas including revenue, jobs, technology, content, and consumer behaviour. This year’s report includes four original research reports and two graphical presentations, along with key findings and a searchable database of all the statistics gathered in past years.
Six major trends are highlighted:
- Thirty of the largest digital-only news organizations account for about 3,000 jobs and one area of investment is global coverage.
- So far, the impact of new money flowing into the industry may be more about fostering new ways of reporting and reaching audience than about building a new, sustainable revenue structure.
- Social and mobile developments are doing more than bringing consumers into the process – they are also are changing the dynamics of the process itself.
- New ways of storytelling bring both promise and challenge.
- Local television, which reaches about nine in ten U.S. adults, experienced massive change in 2013, change that stayed under the radar of most.
- Dramatic changes under way in the makeup of the American population will undoubtedly have an impact on news in the U.S, and in one of the fastest growing demographic groups – Hispanics – we are already seeing shifts.